Welcome to Newman!
Your Home Away From Home
on the campus of UMass Amherst
Adoration - Wed. after 12:15 pm Mass.
Student Holy Hour -Wed. at 8pm
Confessions - By Appointment:
Contact Fr. Gary
Monday - Friday - 8 am to
Saturday - 8 am to 10 pm
Sunday - 7 am to 10 pm
M-F: 8 am (St. Brigid's) 12:15pm (Newman)
Sat: 9am (Newman)
4:30pm (Sunday Vigil)
Sun: 8am (St. Brigid's), 10:30am, 7 pm & 9:30 pm
(during our academic year)
Our Newman Cafe is not open to the public. Please continue to watch for the opening date.
In the "Ways to Give" on this website updates and information about our Capital Campaign...
MiraclesHappen...when Heart speaks to heart.
Donations may be made over this website safely & securely.
Fr. Gary M. Dailey
Phone: 413-549-0300, ext. 101
Fr. Gary Dailey came to the Newman Catholic Center in 2010 with a mission in mind...to further the ministry that is available each and every day especially to the students at UMass Amherst & students of the other colleges in the Five College Consortium. The former Diocesan Director of Vocations, pastor & teacher in our diocesan parishes and Catholic Schools Fr. Gary comes to Newman with a wealth of ministerial experience. Newman has seen a significant increase in Mass attendance, confessions, adoration attendance as well as counseling.
Stewardship, discipleship & the spiritual
journey especially of our young men and women are the cornerstone of Newman & of Fr. Gary's vision for the Center.
Deacon Tom Lynch
DEACON ON STAFF
Deacon Tom was ordained in June of 2015. Growing up in eastern Massachusetts he graduated from Boston College with degrees in Classics and Philosophy. He received a Masters of Public Administration from Baruch College in New York and a Masters of Applied Theology from Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee. He served in the US army Military Police Corps for ten years with the rank of major before spending 35 years in healthcare security and emergency management. He retired after 21 years as the Director of Security at Baystate Health in Springfield.
Linda and Tom has 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Linda is a registered nurse who spent 30 years in the substance abuse field.
Deacon Tom and Linda have been members of the Newman Community for over 20 years.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Phone: 413-549-0300, ext. 105
Virginia has had 25+ years of experience in the development arena with a focus in higher education, animal welfare and faith based fundraising. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Our Lady of Good Counsel College in NY; and, a Master’s in Applied Theology from Our Lady of the Elms College in MA. Virginia was an Adjunct Professor in the Non Profit Management and Philanthropy Department of Bay Path University teaching graduate students the art of annual giving and donor relations. Former president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Chair of Newman’s Development Board. Virginia was closely affiliated with the Diocese of Springfield. She was involved with Pathways Committee studying the Catholic Schools of the Diocese and with the not for profit organizations She has been appointed to the Diocesan Catholic School Board. A member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Holyoke she is actively involved in a committee assigned to renovating the parish church. Her husband, Ralph is a retired Executive Chef and a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. They have a daughter Adair who is a teacher & with her husband, Matt have 2 sons, William & Henry.
ADMIN ASSISTANT, MENTOR & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Email: newmansecretary @diospringfield.org
Phone: 413-549-0300, ext. 104
Hailing from the great state of Illinois Maureen assumes several positions at Newman & is happy to meet & greet our community members & our visitors & work with our students.
Emily is a music teacher at Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School. A UMass Alum, she finished her teacher certification at UMass in 2018 and graduated from UMass in 2016 with a BA in Music and a BS in Communication Disorders. After being a Peer Minister at Newman for two and a half years and then taking a year off to focus on school, Emily began singing in the choirs at Newman in 2016 and developed her love of church hymns and worship music. She is passionate about the power of music in worship and encourages anybody who enjoys music to join in, whether it be singing in the choir, playing an instrument, or praising the Lord with song from the pews!
Phone: 413-549-0300 ext. 106
John handles a variety of tasks at the Newman Center. He ensures that the building is clean, safe, and functional! John is a retired fire fighter of 38 years with the Springfield Fire Department.
E. Lary Grossman
Phone: 413-549-0300 ext. 106
Lary takes care of Newman's financial affairs and ensures that we are being good stewards of all our gifts.